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The Urban Scientist

Applications open for undergrad mentoring & travel awards to attend the Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting May 2014

SWS 2014 Mentoring Award flyer

The Society of Wetland Scientists provides travel awards and career mentoring to undergraduates from underrepresented groups at its annual meeting. The Society brings the students to our national meeting and matches them with mentors for the duration of the meeting. The goal is to increase diversity in wetland science fields. Are you an undergraduate student [...]

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The Urban Scientist

#DispatchesDNLee: Giant African Land Snails

Giant African Land Snail Achatina fulica, Achatina achatina, Archachatina marginata, Limicolaria aurora Tanzania

I see these magnificent shells littered on the ground – in the woods, on lawns, everywhere. It’s the shell of the Giant African Land Snail. In Tanzania, they are native – living in terrestrial habitats or on land. But back in the United States they are an invasive species. Not only do they devour vegetation of most [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Society for Wetland Scientists Undergrad Mentoring Program application deadline November 16

SWS Mentoring 2013

Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) wants YOU to attend its annual conference. Hats off SWS. It’s one of themost active and vocal professional societies that work to promote diversity and inclusion of students, especially undergraduates in the scientific experience. The SWS Diversity Program was created to increase diversity in the Society and the field of [...]

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The Urban Scientist

It’s on! Science Blogger Challenge 2012

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Starting today, Monday, October 15th through November 5th, science bloggers from far and wide will compete to deliver the most supplies to students across the country. And I am on a mission. Yes. Yes, I am! Like all of my colleagues (now competitors) I care about quality science education and outreach and access for all [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Urban Science Adventure: Pollination Observations

Dandelion being pollinated

In celebration of Pollination Week, June 18-24, I wanted to give everyone a few ideas for a great Urban Science Adventure Activity you can do this weekend.  Today, June 21st is also Summer Learning Day. Join communities across the country in celebrating the importance of summer learning. Summer Learning Day is widely supported by educators, [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Wordless Wednesday: My Favorite Pollinators

Carpenter bee

June 18-24, 2012 is Pollinator Week. Join me is raising awareness of the importance of pollinators our ecosystems.   How well do you know your bees? Take this quick and see: Bee Identification.    

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The Urban Scientist

Pollinators Make the Word Go Round

Bee pollination

Whether you realize it or not, but pollinating animals like bees, flies, beetles, butterflies, birds,  and even many mammals are are vital to our delicate ecosystem.  These animal pollinate the flowers of grasses and trees and crops that not only support agriculture but also terrestrial wildlife. June 18-24, 2012 is International Pollinator Week. Originally posted [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Urban Science Adventure: Summer Fun and Summer Science

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The warmer weather calls us outside to run, jump and play. That goes for the kids and adults, too.  And while you’re out having fun with friends and family, be sure to keep your eyes and ears open. For what, you may ask.  For all of the nature that is beginning to emerge, sprout and bloom [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Brown Faces in White Places doing science (and wearing hoodies)

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I was having a Twitter conversation with @LeafWarbler about being a lone brown face in a research setting.  I told him of my adventures in field research in rural Illinois (outside of Urbana-Champaign).  I was trapping small mammals on corn fields just off of a rural road. It became common for law enforcement to show [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Chemical relaxers, fibroids and black women: how it ALL started

Of all of my science writing that have put forth hoping to engage the African-American community, I think my reaction to Chemical relaxers being linked to uterine fibroids in African-American women may be my most successful attempt. After my run-down of how this story gained legs and a call to Black Media outlets to support [...]

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